Maintaining balance and coordination as you age is just as important as exercising to stay healthy and fit. Often, people place more emphasis on the maintenance of strength and endurance rather than balance and coordination, but a person’s balance and coordination affords them the opportunity to complete everyday tasks that most of us take for granted.
The visual system and vestibular system are the keys to balance and coordination. They are what send the signals to our nerves and muscles to allow us to move around effortlessly without always falling. This process occurs subconsciously, but when we begin to lose these senses due to natural deterioration, we become very aware of it. As we age, our sight and hearing can start to fail, and there is not much we can do to prevent that natural occurrence, but, we can prevent loss of balance and coordination by visiting the chiropractor regularly.
What Types of Chiropractic Treatment Can Help Maintain Balance & Coordination?
A chiropractic doctor can help you to improve your balance and coordination in many different ways. The most common, and probably most beneficial, way is by properly aligning and maintaining alignment of your musculoskeletal system. Muscles, joints, and bones can slowly fall from alignment from everyday activities, regardless of age, gender, or physical activity. Restoring these parts to their natural and proper alignment can also restore and improve balance and coordination.
Although subluxations can happen to everyone, the elderly are the most vulnerable due to age-related diseases, like osteoporosis and arthritis. These conditions heavily contribute to poor balance, but chiropractors can often help elderly patients with hindered mobility by alleviating pain, fixing subluxations, and even preventing future ones.
Keeping your spine, neck, and pelvis in perfect alignment is critical for preserving optimal balance and coordination, but in addition to chiropractic care, exercise and a nutritious diet can also be beneficial to your body’s overall function. A knowledgeable chiropractor can prescribe an exercise regimen, in addition to regular adjustments, to improve balance and coordination. Your chiropractor can also give advice on how to alter diet and other lifestyle choices, like posture and sleeping positions, to obtain improvements!
Everyone wants to keep their functional abilities in tip-top shape, so no matter your age or fitness level, chiropractic treatment can greatly benefit you and preserve your balance and coordination. Contact Arrowhead Chiropractic Clinic today or click on the link below for a Free Consultation in Georgia or Tennessee!
Read our previous blog: Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic Care